MSC Isabella (built 2019) 23 656 TEU  MSC Isabella (built 2019) 23 656 TEU


Connecting Serbia to the world

MSC has been helping customers to ship cargo to and from Serbia  since 2005. Using a network of regional ports, we are a team of dedicated professionals offering flexible door-to-door solutions for all your transport needs.

Contact our  team to request a quote, book or find out more about our local services


Detention, demurrage, Per Diem and storage charges

What is demurrage?

Demurrage is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for keeping container in port or with the customer, until it is returned empty


What are storage charges?

A storage charge is applicable, after the free time expires, for containers left inside the rail ramp or container yard (for the use of the land).


Questions about demurrage or storage charges?

SOLAS VGM information

What is VGM?

Verified Gross Mass or VGM refers to the exact, verified weight of a packed container. For safety reasons, vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been verified.

In line with SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea) regulations, all marine terminals are now allowed to use their certified scales to record Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of shipments. Download our VGM policy and terminal guidelines for more information.

What do I need to include in my VGM instructions?

You must include the following on all VGM instructions: 

  • Booking or Bill of Lading (BL) number 

  • Container number 

  • VGM + weight measurement unit ( kgs.) 

  • Responsible Party Name 


How can I submit my VGM instructions?

  • myMSC (Free of Charge) 


Guidelines for submitting your VGM instructions

  • MSC prefers to receive a Shipper-Verified Gross Mass (VGM) before cargo is delivered. This helps to avoid any unexpected weighing charges being levied against the cargo at the Port of Loading, which will be billed to the Shipper of Record.

  • For truck delivery, the ultimate deadline for VGM submission will be 12:00 noon local time on the day of the cargo cut-off. 

  • Some of the terminals (mainly Italy) apply “NO VGM – No GATE” policy. 

  • All rail shipments must have the VGM submitted within 24 hours of the container gating in at the origin rail ramp, to avoid any extra fees levied by the terminal for weighing services. Late gates will only be considered for approval when a VGM is submitted by the Shipper of Record before 12:00 noon, local time, on the day of the cargo cut-off. 


Questions about VGM?

Prohibited cargo

  • Military cargo

List of terminals 

MSC Serbia operates services via several regional ports (Rijeka, Koper, Bar, Thessaloniki, Burgas, Genova, Trieste) and uses inland terminals at Belgrade, Cacak, Kraljevo and Sremska Mitrovica.

What we offer

At MSC, we believe that global success depends on local solutions and local expertise. Discover our complete range of services to support customers shipping to or from Serbia, among others:

  • Door delivery by truck or combined transport

  • Cargo insurance

  • Expertise and support in temperature controlled transport

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Last update: 2024-06-21T06:39:00